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Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)

A bumbling barber in the court of King Louis XV becomes engaged in political intrigue when he masquerades as a dashing nobleman engaged to the princess of Spain.

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Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble. Written by Kelly

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4 September 1946 (USA)  »

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Den tapre barber  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 14, 1947 with Bob Hope reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

The King of Spain cannot be Philip II, since he died in 1598. See more »

Quotes

King Louis XV: [to le Chandre, referring to his mistress, Madame Pompadour] Should I chance to find her, I'm afraid I shall have your head...
[to Beaucaire]
King Louis XV: ... and yours too!
Monsieur Beaucaire: Naturally! Two heads are better than one!
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Warm as Wine
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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an okay bob hope caper.... period piece
27 May 2016 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

In this one, Bob Hope is Beaucaire, the French barber to the king. Beaucaire is in love with the maid Mimi, played by Joan Caulfield. Mimi has bigger ambitions, and gives him the brush off. Part of the joke here is that Hope disparages the king, the queen, and the royalty in general quite openly, when in real life, he would quickly be punished for it. Fun scene near the beginning where Beaucaire helps to hide Madam Pompadour, while pretending to give the Duke a shave. I was never a fan of period pieces, and if this weren't a Hope project, I probably would have turned it off. Mimi is sent off to Spain, and the real Duke, and Beaucaire dressed as the Duke end up there a well. Some fun recognizable faces in here... Cecil Kellaway, Reginald Owen, and Constance Collier for supporting cast. The musical numbers were completely un-necessary, and should have been eliminated. It's a grand adventure, with more meat on the bones that most of Hope's quick little comedies. The sword fight at the end goes on way too long. This one is okay. Not Hope's best. Directed by George Marshall. They had worked together on numerous films.


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